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Finishedness 0712 12

  1. 1. when is a piece of work finished?
  2. 2. OED dictionary definition finishbring or come to an end,complete;to reach the end of a task or race etcconsume all of;put final touches to;last stage point where a race etc ends,complete state.
  3. 3. making booksdo textiles have specific concerns aroundthe idea of finish?consider various elements and theirrelation to finish in the context of textiles.
  4. 4. idea what if any is the role of finish? are ideas moulded to considerthe end results? How does this effect the process?
  5. 5. content design layout form/structure imageshow does the content relate to yourintention?
  6. 6. time what is the value of experience?
  7. 7. choice of materials silk wool felt paint dye glass paper wood rubber leather plastic ink etcdo certain materials have a finishedstate?
  8. 8. physical qualities of materials appearance weight texture colour sizeis there a particular balance in relation tothe materials and the factors above?
  9. 9. maker how important is your ambition?
  10. 10. factors effecting choice intention - brief function - functionality timescale budget audienceis it important to know the ‘brief’ to makea judgement around ‘finishedness’?
  11. 11. expectation is intention important?
  12. 12. location - space gallery library shop on-linehow does the space complete the work?
  13. 13. visual how important is its look?
  14. 14. value how much does quality cost?
  15. 15. what do you need from a piece of work in relation to the idea of finish? as a maker - as a viewer
  16. 16. what judgements do you make?
  17. 17. what makes it finished?
  18. 18. so
  19. 19. consider the role of maker viewerwithin the context of the criteria you useto evaluate when/if a piece of work hasfinishedness
  20. 20. what elements would you have in yourequation ?
  21. 21. F=Ci F=finished piece i=idea fully communicated
  22. 22. material / contentmatter intention
  23. 23. M=materialsI+C+M=finished C=content I=intention
  24. 24. Shared experience ( maker - purpose viewer - respect/understanding = finished
  25. 25. maker = viewerdecide - display
  26. 26. maker( ) o_i +_ = f r i = intention t = thought process r = realisation t u u= understanding viewer o = open mind
  27. 27. to say something + durable + well made + to produce += define = reaction = wholeness = finite
  28. 28. 2 2 2PP + M + U + T = FPP = physical presenceM = meaning (intent & readability)U2 = understanding intentT2 = taste (target audience)F2 = finished
  29. 29. finishedness making inspiration =8 intuition reaction
  30. 30. a work is finished when 2 + 2 = 5
  31. 31. artist I M A A M P B O Mviewer
  32. 32. (F +c =u)x(M + C)=F V -I 1 1 - 1F = formC = content An + - . ./. . . - x = znU = understanding x)- ;+ ( 8 8M = maker z = toolsV = viewerC = communicationI = interaction
  33. 33. ( o m ) = success v - + - uO = objectsM = materialsV = viewersU = understandingA = action
  34. 34. f = sf = finisheds = started
  35. 35. (g+l) x C = Finishedg = goal reachedl = looking polishedc = contentnessh = happy
  36. 36. your turn
  37. 37. attempt to create an equation/diagramfor the idea of finishedness
  38. 38. individually
  39. 39. in pairs
  40. 40. OED dictionary definition finishbring or come to an end, complete;to reach the end of a task or race etcconsume all of; put final touches to;last stage point where a race etc ends,complete state.
  41. 41. Entry: finishedFunction: adjectiveDefinition: cultivatedSynonyms: accomplished, all-around,classic, consummate, cultured, elegant,expert, exquisite, flawless, impeccable,many-sided, masterly, perfected, polished,professional, proficient, refined, skilled,smooth, suave, urbane, versatileConcept: superiority
  42. 42. Entry: completeFunction: adjectiveDefinition: finishedSynonyms: accomplished, achieved, allover, all-embracing, all-inclusive, attained,compassed, concluded, consummate, done,done with, down, effected, ended, entire,executed, fini, finished off, full, full-fledged,home free, perfect, plenary, realised,sweeping, terminated, thoroughConcept: achievement
  43. 43. Entry: finishedFunction: adjectiveDefinition: completeSynonyms: accomplished, achieved,brought about, ceased, closed, compassed,completed, concluded, consummated,decided, discharged, dispatched, disposedof, done, done for, done with, effected,effectuated, elaborated, ended, entire,executed, final, finalised, fulfilled, full,lapsed, made, over, perfected, performed,realised, resolved, satisfied, settled, sewedup, shut, stopped, terminated, through,tied up, worked out, wound up, wrapped upConcept: completeness
  44. 44. Entry: doneFunction: adjectiveDefinition: accomplishedSynonyms: a wrap, all in, all over,brought about, buttoned up, compassed,complete, completed, concluded,consummated, depleted, done in, donewith, down, drained, effected, effete,ended, executed, exhausted, finished,fixed, fulfilled, over, perfected, performed,realised, rendered, set, spent, succeeded,terminated, through, used up, wired,wroughtConcept: completeness
  45. 45. is finished an issue ?can we (do we want to)create a structure/model where finished isnot an issue ?
  46. 46. what specific role do the audience have inthe completion of a textile?can/do the audience finish the work ?physicallyspirituallyemotionally
  47. 47. does an idea only succumb to the idea offinish, finished, finishedness within acapitalist structure?i.e. commodity tradable commercial
  48. 48. dematerialization of objectrole of artists/designers skillsprocess expertslateral thinkingcreative problem solvingmaterial understandingcommunicators
  49. 49. alternative structures ‘buying’ an idea authorship intervention internet
  50. 50. is an object on the journey to what it is?oris it is destroyed when it is finished,completed, exhausted - dead ?
  51. 51. Jessica Hagy
  52. 52. $466 – cost to feed every child in the world for 5 years $3000 – cost of Iraq warhttp://www.informationisbeautiful.net/
  53. 53. TED - Hans Roslinghttp://www.ted.com/talks/hans_rosling_shows_the_best_stats_you _ve_ever_seen.html

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